Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Cannot connect to the Configuration database error – SharePoint 2010

Resolution steps:
1. If the WSS is in a server farm, use the “SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard” to disconnect the server from the farm.
2. Navigate to Start >Program > Microsoft SQL Server 2005 > Configuration Tools >SQL Server Configuration Manager
3. Navigate to SQL Server 2005 Network Configuration > Protocol for MSSQLSERVER
4. Right click Named Pipes and select Enable (if not enabled)
5. Restart SQL Server
6. Join back the server to server farm using “SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard” and follow the wizards
Note: If the installation is a stand-alone installation, then you don’t need to worry about steps 1 & 6

Show/Hide the dialog range field

To hide/show the query dialog field, you need to implement/override the showIndexFields() method of the dialog and return FALSE if you want to hide the field from the dialog query range.

here is an example:

public boolean showIndexFields(tableId _tableId)

boolean ret = true; 
switch (_tableId)

case tableNum(YourTable): 
ret = false; 

return ret; 

Dynamics AX 2012 Price list

If you are interested in knowing the cost of a Dynamics AX 2012 license, Microsoft has provided a an Excel sheet that can help you estimate the cost of your implementation.

You can download the sheet from here